The Emerald Scepter

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Something bad happened to Matinicus "Matt" Hawkins in Afghanistan.
The ex-SEAL was grievously wounded in an ambush that killed men under his command and almost ended his life. When he pushed for an investigation, he was kicked out of the Navy with a psychiatric discharge. The doctors put his shattered leg back together, but the bitterness destroyed his marriage.
Five years later, Hawkins is jerked out of his tranquil life as a designer of ...
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Overview

Something bad happened to Matinicus "Matt" Hawkins in Afghanistan.
The ex-SEAL was grievously wounded in an ambush that killed men under his command and almost ended his life. When he pushed for an investigation, he was kicked out of the Navy with a psychiatric discharge. The doctors put his shattered leg back together, but the bitterness destroyed his marriage.
Five years later, Hawkins is jerked out of his tranquil life as a designer of undersea robots. A super-secret government group wants him to go back to Afghanistan on a strange and dangerous mission.
A Georgetown University historian has unearthed evidence that could lead to the fabulous treasure of Prester John, a legendary Christian ruler of an eastern empire.
The historian has disappeared, and the government wants Hawkins to track down the treasure as a matter of national security. The centerpiece of the trove, an emerald-encrusted gold scepter, is the linchpin in the Prophet's Necklace, code-name for a plot that is intended to kill more people than the attack on the Twin Towers and rally others to the terrorist cause.
Hawkins sees his mission to foil the plot as an opportunity to search for answers. He pulls together an eclectic team that includes his ex-wife, a former comrade-in-arms and a mentally unstable computer whiz.
Backed by his unlikely team, Hawkins will travel thousands of miles and hundreds of years on an amazing time-space odyssey. He'll face off against a cold-blooded killer. Probe the underwater secrets of an ancient tomb. Navigate the treacherous stands of an unimaginable conspiracy. And in the process, will discover that there are treasures even more valuable than gold.
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Clive Cussler
“A brilliant mystery that combines suspense with exciting adventure. Intriguing plot twists from beginning to end shrouded under genuine history.”
—Clive Cussler, New York Times bestselling author of “Zero Hour”
Jon Land
“...might be the perfect speculative thriller, offering up a seasoned blend of legend and folklore mixed brilliantly with actual historical fact. James Rollins and Clive Cussler have nothing on Paul Kemprecos who has been and continues to be a master of the form. This is everything a great read should be, a riveting, tried-and true tale of quests and daring-do, of great heroes and equally contemptuous villains."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615804552
  • Publisher: Suspense Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/22/2013
  • Pages: 498
  • Sales rank: 1,151,090
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

"The Emerald Scepter" is the fifteenth novel by Paul Kemprecos. He collaborated with Clive Cussler, the "Grandmaster of Adventure," in writing eight books in The New York Times bestselling NUMA Files adventure series. He is the author of a six books in the Aristotle "Soc" Socarides detective series. His first novel, "Cool Blue Tomb," won a Shamus award for best original paperback from the Private Eye Writers of America. He and his wife Christi live on Cape Cod, Mass.
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  • Posted June 4, 2013

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    I was blown away by this book! Hands down, a thoroughly well rou

    I was blown away by this book! Hands down, a thoroughly well rounded action thriller.  Paul Kemprecos has done some fine work in collaborations with other big name authors but this proves he's outstanding as a solo writer.  I hope there will be more books in the Matt Hawkins series!

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  • Posted May 22, 2013

    ¿The Emerald Scepter¿ by Paul Kemprecos Where myth meets realit

    “The Emerald Scepter” by Paul Kemprecos

    Where myth meets reality a storm brews, where deception meets truth, heroes are born and where greed meets government, the Emerald Scepter exists.
    From the master of mystery, Paul Kemprecos, an epic thriller is born that has Hollywood written all over it.
    When a Georgetown University professor who has written the State Department about a mythical jeweled cross goes missing, who does the U.S. call upon to try to find the treasure? A washed up Naval officer with a Psych discharge may not seem like the logical choice, but that’s exactly what they do.
    Lieutenant Matt Hawkins, a Woods Hole researcher, is ‘requested’ to meet with the brass in Washington. A request he can’t decline. While assembling his team, he is hunted and almost killed by a pair of maniacal twins who are a mercenary death squad. His team will travel to Afghanistan and ally with a warlord in order to search for the mythical cross known as the Emerald Scepter. There they find the missing professor and join forces in a chase across the Afghani deserts to the mountains of Colorado. The search for treasure and truth will end in a den of snakes: Washington D.C.
    “The Emerald Scepter” is truly an epic adventure with believable heroes, despicable villains with a splash of romance and humor thrown in.
    I was serious when I said “The Emerald Scepter” has Hollywood written all over it and it is this humble writer’s opinion that it is only matter of time before we see The Emerald Scepter written in lights.
    I can’t wait to see what Paul has in store for Hawk, Cal, Abby, Cait, and Sutherland.
    An Epic read from an epic author!

    Reviewed by J.M. LeDuc, author of “Cursed Days”

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